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Stanley Lee Lock

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Stanley Lee Lock Obituary
Stanley Lee Lock

Republic - Stanley Lee Lock, age 64, of Republic, Missouri, passed away suddenly in his home on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Stan was born November 3, 1953, in Hiawatha, Kansas, to Harold and Eunice Lock.

He graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1971 and lived on the family farm until moving to Republic in 1991 after he accepted a district manager position with American Breeders Service. He held various positions throughout his career, working for Genex and currently serving as Beef Business Development Manager with Select Sires Beef. Though his work he had the opportunity to travel across our nation and experience places that most of us only know through books and movies.

Stan and Denise were joined in marriage on October 27, 1979. He was a faithful and loving husband for nearly 39 years. His love for his daughter, Kelsey, ran deeper than the ocean and he was so deeply proud of her.

Stan was passionate about good cattle, good horses, and working with others to improve cattle genetics. Stan lived by the motto, "it's a great day to be a cowboy," and always applied his "cowboy logic" in his approach to life. Stan accomplished great things in his life, most importantly the love and respect of others.

He is preceded in death by his parents; stillborn son, Kyle; and father-in-law, Roland Stiers.

Stan is survived by his wife, Denise Lock; daughter, Kelsey and husband T.J. Reichert, of Sedalia, Missouri; a brother, Steven (Linda) Lock, of Hiawatha, Kansas; his mother-in-law, Deloris Stiers, of Nemaha, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Dennis (Sara) Stiers, of Shubert, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Debra Miller, of Springfield, Missouri; five nieces and nephews; and five great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in the First Christian Church, 443 N. Main Ave., Republic, MO 65738. Services will immediately follow at 6:00 p.m., under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will be in the Prairie Union Cemetery, Shubert, Nebraska, at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Stan Lock Memorial Fund and can be sent to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, 425 E. Trafficway St., Springfield, MO 65806, to benefit the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Applied Cattle Task Force. Family and friends may share online condolences at
Published in the News-Leader on July 10, 2018
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